Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources Coordination Program
This is a public hearing for the State 404 Program Notices of Proposed Rule published on February 19, 2020. Consistent with COVID-19 social distancing guidance from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department has modified the upcoming public hearing format. Accordingly, the Department has revised and re-published Notices of Hearing for the State 404 Program Rulemaking. These notices supercede the previous notices published on March 11, 2020. The hearing will now be held by webinar on three separate dates to maximize the opportunity for public participation. The same information will be presented by the Department during each webinar, so parties are able to register for the date that works best for them. To register for the webinar, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6306465950587781388.
The public comment period for this rulemaking is extended until midnight on April 17, 2020. Public comments and any pertinent materials may be submitted until the end of the comment period by: (1) emailing Heather.Mason@FloridaDEP.gov; (2) during the webinars, either verbally or in writing by typing into the chat box; or (3) by U.S. mail addressed to: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, attn: Heather Mason, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 2500, Tallahassee, FL 32399.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.